2018 Camp Outing Photo Gallery

Today, Bev and Political Director Deborah Wright speak with UAW Region 9A endorsed candidate for Congress, Melissa Mark-Viverito, who shares about demanding that our laws create equity and justice. Hoy, Bev y la directora política Deborah Wright hablan con la candidata endosada para el Congreso de la Región 9A de la UAW, Melissa Mark-Viverito, quien comparte sobre exigir que nuestras leyes creen equidad y justicia.
Today on Break Time with Brakeman, Bev interviews Darlene Lombos, the Principal Officer for the Greater Boston Central Labor Council. She shares thoughts on unions working together with other allied organizations as part of a larger social justice movement. Hoy en tiempo de descanso con Brakeman, Bev entrevista a Darlene Lombos, la directora principal del Consejo Laboral Central de Greater Boston. Ella comparte ideas sobre los sindicatos que trabajan juntos con otras organizaciones aliadas como parte de un movimiento más grande de justicia social.
"Today, Bev interviews UAW Local 2110 members who are on furlough from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, CT. These educators are constantly organizing to keep their employer from eroding their union, while maintaining solidarity for when the Center opens again in January, 2021.

Together with Ford, the UAW continues to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by shifting production to face masks for medical use, personal protective equipment and respirators. UAW Ford members continue to step up and volunteer to work during this difficult time as we expand at the facility across from Flat Rock to make respirators and at the Van Dyke Transmission Plant to make face masks for medical use.

My Sisters and Brothers, Just a short message today on behalf of myself and the entire International Executive Board, to wish our UAW family all the best on this holiday weekend. Many of us are observing religious holidays; and while our celebrations may be different this year, we are still with one another in spirit and in faith. And it is that commonality that will see us through this terrible worldwide crisis.
The day COVID-19 shutdown the Warren (Michigan) Technical Center is the day Travis Fick jumped wholeheartedly into the fight against the virus. “It was a Friday. I believe March 20. I had been paying attention, so I knew there was a shortage of personal protection equipment, so I started a Facebook group to see what we could do,” says the Local 160 member. Immediately, he posted information about the need to get protection gear to medical professionals. He called businesses like dentist offices that had closed because they were not essential, but might have N95 masks, gloves, medical gowns and caps, or anything that could be used on the front lines.

Tune in 2 p.m. (EDT) Friday, April 10, for a free webinar that offers expert information for those still working outside the home during the coronavirus pandemic. The event, Workplace Safety in a Pandemic: Slowing the Spread of Coronavirus and Communicable Diseases, is sponsored by Cornell University ILR Worker Institute. Register now at https://bit.ly/2JR2MFb.

My Brothers and Sisters, I’d like to talk a little today about the loss of my good friend and former UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ruben Burks. Ruben passed on Monday, another casualty in this terrible pandemic. He was truly a gentleman and a tireless fighter for working men and women, for our members and for what is right and just. He served this union tirelessly for decades, starting at the GM Fisher Body Plant 2 in Flint, Michigan. He quickly rose through the UAW ranks, serving as committee person, executive board member and director of Region 1C. I will be forever grateful for his leadership and his friendship. And in thinking about my dear union brother and his contributions, I take strength in the fact that Ruben was one of so many dedicated individuals who have served this union.

For today, Bev talks about the things her home local, Local 376, is doing to help members during the Coronavirus outbreak.

My Sisters and Brothers, I’m pleased to bring you some more stories today of the good works of our UAW family during this terrible crisis. I’ve shared stories in the past weeks of our brave members on the front lines of this pandemic, but we have many members helping out in so many different ways across the nation. I’d like to share a different type of story today.